Newly incorporated start-ups from Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad, are taking advantage of the programme’s external business relationships as they enter phase two.

With their MSc in Entrepreneurship completed, start-ups from the September 2020 cohort are now fully focused on building their companies.

Adrian Scales, senior investment manager at Falmouth University, explained: “Once our start-ups incorporate, they can access business assist sessions to equip them with real practical takeaways and support as they began to build their businesses and pitch for investment.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming associates from PKF Francis Clark, Bishop Fleming, Stephens Scown, Inkwell and others to cover topics including accounting, IP, tax relief, HR, cyber security, investor readiness, sales, social media and project management.”

The recent investment readiness session was hosted by Inkwell with guest speakers including the co-founder of Simpleweb and angel investor Mark Panay.

Panay said: “Understanding what’s important when asking for money in exchange for magic beans is difficult and subjective at best; the session at Launchpad was a friendly and warm environment to discuss and explore the fundraising process with a room full of interesting people with interesting businesses.”

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